NMA Meets With Buhari Decries State Of Primary Health Care Centres

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Updated July 16, 2019

 

The Officers Committee of the National Medical Association (NMA) led by Dr Francis Faduyile met with President Muhammadu Buhari today at the State House.

The committee which was set up from 2018 to 2020, had paid a similar visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on July 2018.

Members of the committee include the Dr. Kenneth Tijo who is the 1st Vice President, Dr. Ofem Egbe Enang, the Second Vice President, Secretary-General, Dr. Olumuyiwa Peter Odusote among others.

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At the meeting with President Buhari, the Nigerian Medical Association said that they are not satisfied with the progress made at the level of primary health care centers.

President of the NMA, Doctor Francis Faduyile told state house correspondents after the meeting that they suggested that states should be encouraged to employ medical personnel and other health professionals to boost efficiency at the primary health care centers.

He said the group reminded the President that funding which is less than five percent budgeted for 2018 remains a critical challenge.

According to Dr. Faduyile, the President assured that he will work closely to improve funding in the sector.